News of the Weird

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

December 14, 2014

Week of December 14, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Dying to Get a Date Like many in society's subgroups, people who work in "death" industries or professions in the U.K. may believe it difficult to reach "like-minded" suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told... continue

December 07, 2014

Week of December 7, 2014

(NOTE TO EDITORS: The second item might contain inappropriate content.) LEAD STORY -- TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 separate deficiencies) defense of double-murder suspect Phillip Cheatham in 2005 (which led to a new... continue

November 30, 2014

Week of November 30, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Update Indonesia's holy "Sex Mountain" on the island of Java is still performing its incomprehensible function of making Muslims feel prosperous and optimistic if they have intercourse with strangers, as reported in November by Australia's "SBS... continue

November 23, 2014

Week of November 23, 2014

LEAD STORY -- Weird Patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals' tax records to help build public support for the country's vast welfare state. Thus, reported Foreign Policy magazine, Finnish... continue

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